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David Adams led the team at Travers Smith Braithwaite which acted for Clinton Cards in its £27.5m acquisition of GSG Holdings. Norton Rose acted for the underwriter HSBC Investments and Eversheds acted for the vendors.

Paisner & Co's Rosemary Sutherland acted for George Bateman & Son in its disposal of its Radial Free Trade business to Carlsberg-Tetley Brewing. Stephen Duffield and Jeff Taylor of Eversheds acted for Carlsberg-Tetley.

Daljit Singh of Hammond Suddards advised the vendors Viad Corporation on the £66m share sale of Crystal International Travel Group to Thomson Travel Group Holdings. Allen & Overy acted for Thomson and Simmons & Simmons acted for Crystal International.